An Unserious Series

Atavism and

Eleven figures, my children among them

Seven Dachlawinen

Dimensions: w: 14.8cm, h: 20cm
Photographs (11, 8, 7): 2013–2020
Pamphlets: 2020

Atavism noun a tendency to revert to something ancient or ancestral: the more civilised a society seems to be, the more susceptible it is to its buried atavism.

A dachlawine may be a pole that warns pedestrians of the risk of an avalanche falling from the roof of a Viennese building.

The dachlawine on page four is ‘Space for Pink Picture’ (1972) by Jan Svoboda.